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Director of Project Management Office

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Teachers' Retirement System of the City of New York

Austin, TX

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The Director of the Project Management Office performs highly advanced (senior-level) executive project management work.  Work involves providing operational direction and oversight to the agency's Project Management Office, developing and implementing strategies for the accomplishment of the agency's mission, goals, and objectives, and managing project activity within the agency.  Participates as a strategic partner with agency leadership and serves as a member of the Executive Council (EC). Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment.  Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.  This position reports to the Deputy Director.

State classification: 1624/Director V/B30/Exempt


Project Management/Direction

Monitors and oversees the portfolio of projects to ensure compliance with budget, schedule, quality, process standards, and service level agreements. Assesses and reports on comprehensive performance data and statistics, and regularly reports results to agency management and the Board of Trustees. Establishes a strategic roadmap for the PMO with a multi-year action plan. Ensures delivery of business results by meeting or exceeding PMO objectives and managing costs; ensures all escalated issues are resolved, service levels are met or exceeded, and business initiatives are defined, prioritized, and delivered. Oversees all project documentation, including but not limited to: project plan, communications, status reports, etc.

Operational Oversight

Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and monitors all operations of the Project Management Office to ensure accomplishment of agency and department goals and objectives, and compliance with applicable federal, state, agency, and department policies, procedures, and processes. Directs Project Management staff, including hiring, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating staff. Monitors work load and work processes, taking corrective actions as needed to ensure that all operations are covered; and productivity, customer service, and quality goals are met. Develops and/or revises department policies, processes, procedures, and systems. Assesses training needs of staff and arranges for or provides training, coaching, and technical assistance. Leads or participates on agency committees and special projects as assigned. Performs related work as assigned.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. High school diploma or equivalent and additional full-time managerial experience in public pension administration may substitute for the required education on an equivalent year-for-year basis.


Seven (7) years of full-time, progressively responsible project management, systems analysis and design, software development, or related experience, including experience managing large technology projects and utilizing a defined project management methodology. Four (4) years of leading or managing professional staff.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure:




Demonstrated experience in working with diverse business groups and IT Leadership Experience managing large software development projects. Experience working in a Texas state agency and preparing Texas Project Delivery Framework documentation, or a similar public reporting structure. Experience creating project related RFOs/RFPs. Project Management Professional certification or equivalent certification, with strong background in project method best practices.

Veterans / Military Crosswalk:

TRS is committed to maintaining a veteran-friendly workplace and attracting, developing and retaining military service members as employees. To assist in determining whether your military experience may relate to the minimum qualifications for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the armed forces have been assigned to each state classification title where applicable.

Depending upon actual duties, the following fields may pertain to the minimum qualifications of this position. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position are highly encouraged to apply.

This position may correspond to veterans, reservists, or guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties within the fields of:

  Army Military Occupational Codes – Enlisted No military equivalent, Officer 00B. Navy Ratings and Designators – Enlisted No military equivalent, Officer Coast Guard Ratings – Enlisted No military equivalent, Officer 01, MGT10, MGT13, MGT14, MGT15 Marine Corps Occupational Codes – Enlisted No military equivalent, Officer 8003, 8040, 8041, 8042 Air Force Specialty Codes – Enlisted No military equivalent, Officer 10C0,20C0,30C0,40C0,90G0.91C0

Please contact the  TRS Human Resources Department

 or the  TRS Veterans Liaison

 with questions or for additional information.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at:


Knowledge of:

Project portfolio management principles and practices; and project management software tools such as MS Project, Project Server, and/or Microsoft SharePoint. System development life cycles and software development methodologies. Financial management principles as they relate to project management and delivery of a business case

Skill in:

Project planning and management. Leading automation project teams; and organizing, directing, and motivating staff to meet project goals and objectives. Conducting research, consolidating findings, and utilizing the knowledge gained to create or adapt processes and procedures based on best practices. Developing sound business cases and return on investment (ROI) calculations. Communicating complex technical information to people of varying technical backgrounds, including preparing and delivering complex planning documents, reports, presentations, proposals, and bid specifications. Using a computer in a Windows environment with word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software. Providing quality customer service. Planning, organizing, and coordinating work to effectively meet frequent and/or multiple deadlines. Prioritizing and managing multiple tasks simultaneously and managing conflicting priorities and demands

Ability to:

Influence and lead cross-functional teams in an environment of competing interests and limited resources Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, agency staff, and external contacts. Work effectively in a professional team environment.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires: normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies; marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements; constant use of personal computers, copiers, printers, and telephones; the ability to move about the office to access file cabinets and office machinery; frequent sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position; and the ability to work under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.

Workforce Expectations

Must be able to: regularly, reliably, and punctually attend work; work extended hours as necessary; travel occasionally for work assignments and trainings; show flexibility and adaptability toward changes in assignments and work schedules; adhere to the agency's internal management policies and procedures; and exhibit work behaviors consistent with agency core values.

A wide variety of benefits are available to TRS employees, including retirement, group insurance, holidays, annual leave, sick leave, other leave longevity pay, deferred compensation, training opportunities, education assistance, employee assistance program...and more!

For details about employee benefits, visit Employee Benefits


Teacher Retirement System of Texas





1000 Red River Street

Austin, Texas, 78701

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